Number of pressings effect sound quality? Guess I dont understand how albums are made. I was under the impression each album was of the same quality until the needle was put on it, then it wore out. Got some research to do.For me (back in the day) the Japanese and British issues were preferable because of the sound quality. They sounded better because there were smaller quantities pressed, so the stampers weren't pushed beyond their limits like they were in the US.